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edward snowden leak shows the nsa infiltrated the world of online gaming to catch america's real life enemies. >>> good afternoon. welcome to "the lead." we begin with the national lead. if you're one of the thousands of stranded passengers watching us from an airport thanks to the nasty weather, well, go ahead, you have earned that third slice of sbarro pizza. a wintry mix of snow and ice is blanketing much of the country from the southwest to the northeast. in arkansas, one man described the falling sheets of ice as the apocalypse. in places like missouri and virginia, messy frozen roads have made commuting nightmarish, if not all together impossible. air travelers have not fared much better. more than 1500 flights were canceled today and with a fresh round of snow in the forecast poised to cause even more delays, some stranded passengers might be getting worried that they're on the verge of a lord of the flies-esque meltdown if they don't get home soon. cnn meteorologist chad myers has the latest on which parts of the country are getting socked with snow again but first, let's go l
the interactions between tech companies and the nsa. evan perez joins us now from washington. yeah, it's interesting move by these tech companies. they've taken a hit in some overseas markets like china. how can companies that have staked their reputations on the ability to safeguard people's information start to assure customers overseas their information is secure if the nsa can poke in the backdoor? >> that's what's worrying executives of some of the biggest tech companies in if the united states. facebook, apple, twitter, google and move the are all asking the government to help pull back some of the nsa surveillance programs. the challenge for these companies, they are required by law to help the nsa do surveillance. what edward snowden exposed over the last few months is several programs that allow the nsa to access vast amounts of private information. the nsa says it is to prevent terrorism. but often that data is being collected on people who don't have any connection to terrorism. and that's the reason why you see these companies asking the government to change the law so the
's protected, it's governed by a whole series of law. nsa is a broader issue and, you're right, young people are rightly sensitive to the needs to preserve their privacy and to maintain internet freedom and, by the way, so am i. that's part of not just our first amendment rights and expectations in this country but it's particularly something that young people care about because they spend so much time texting and, you know, instagraming and, you know -- >> whatever. >> something is coming up every single day. and so all of us spend more and more of our lives in cyberspace. now, the challenge is, first of all, we do have people who are trying to hurt us and they communicate through these same systems and if we're going to do a good job of preventing a terrorist attack in this country, a weapon of mass destruction getting on to the new york subway system, et cetera, we do want to keep eyes on some bad actors. the second thing is that the same cyberspace that gives us all this incredible information and allows us to reach out around the world also makes our bank accounts vulnerable. cybercrime
, information we use to keep america safe. >> and the former head of the nsa and said that his activities have permanently damaged u.s. security. >> it's very, very hard. this is the -- this is catastrophic for the safety and security of the american nation. what this very narcissistic young man tag down. >> fox news was told there are questions abouten0s stay and whether he had contact with a foreign national who facilitated his travel to russia. >> all this came out in the sunday programs yesterday, on the cbs one. and i wonder if we have heard from ed snowden or the report are who handled the documents. >> e-mailed glen green walled with the information that snowden had help and couldn't have taken this documents on his own but we have yet to get a sops -- response. fox news found that 37 reports based on nsa leaked documents and of the total, only 25% dealt direct live we known record of american citizens and national security lawyers who deal with government fraud and abuse cases say they're skeptical. >> anything that goes to the heart of what the definition of a whistle blower is, does
the biggest names in the tech world and yahoo! google and facebook and others are taking aim at how the nsa does business, demanding that the spy agency change its ways. alison kosik in new york with an update on this. >> these are a who's who of wall street, tech giants apple, google, facebook, microsoft, linkedin, twitter and aol banning together and put a letter to president obama and congress and looking to change the way that the government snoops on us while we're online and more specificcally trying to limit the information and collection of information on us. the tech leaders are worried if people won't use their technology because they don't trust it, that will hurt them in the long run. president obama said the nsa does not listen in on phone calls but outside the borders the president says the nsa is more aggressive. the idea of big brother keeping track of our activity online just not sitting well with these companies. john? >> so alison, here is the thing. i feel like facebook and google know more about me than my wife does. isn't it a little bit hypocritical for some of the co
was the biggest story of the year politically in a negative light for the president. the nsa leaks. they stole the spotlight and tied up well into the fall creating problems domestically and internationally. the rough year culminated with the biggest headache of all. let's bring in the monday gaggle joined by the grio. "the washington post" chief correspondent and dan, you wrote the lot of year, a conventional wisdom setting type of piece. they said they take an even longer view than year. i don't know what else you could expect. you start looking for the positives and we have been joking here off camera. i guess the positives are republicans got the blame for the shut down? that's the most successful political achievement for the year? >> i wouldn't say achievement, but they can look to that and say we are not in great shape, but the republicans are in worse shape. that's the way they continue to try to frame it. there is reality to that. the republicans take little joy out of the situation the president is in. if the president is at 40 or 42% when the mid-terms come up, a lot of democrats wi
states. the nsa does this the capability to gather data inside but it has not, chosen not to do it but it does track it outside the u.s. it's part of what is in the database of phone calls. go back and try to reconstruct where someone was or try to develop relationships, see who was in a certain place where maybe something bad happened, who was around a person the time the call was made, that data. they say it's valuable to gather information on suspected terror cells overseas. as you know it has caused concerns here and overseas that it's a violation of privacy. >> we also learned about stolen credentials and how stupid people can be about their passwords. tell us about that. >> well, i frankly thought that was the most interesting part of this story. if you look at the numbers it looks like a lout a million and a half p accounts, hit facebook, twitter, linked in, so forth. 2 million user names and passwords is not a lot when you consider over 2 billion users of this media, less than 1/10 of 1%. you're right the service call trust wave -- the thing all these user names and pass
voters started with the nsa scandal. you're being asked to go on a website and you have no security and everyone in the world is hacking. no wonder, they would be out of their minds to do this. pay the fine. >> can we just roll the one other from the president's youth summit. he fried it this way. >> i do remember what it's like being 27 or 28. and aside from the occasional basketball injury, you know, most of the time i kind of felt like i had nothing to worry about. of course, that's what most people think. until they have something to worry about. >> i don't -- i this that's called pandering. >> it reminds me of the awkwardness of richard nixon trying to talk to a crowd. >> but this is his base. >> but it is not working. >> if the media wasn't rolling over with their paws up in the air and actually -- >> we are asking tough questions. >> mainstream. >> i'm talking about mainstream what's basic job in life -- >> that's quite a visual, on their back with their paws up. >> they're lap dogs and rubbing their stomachs. if they were covering him the way he ought to be covered and the w
that the nsa collects, you know, data on our cell phones and they track our locations via our cell phones. for young voters they don't like the concept of government intruding on your personal life, knowing where you are. i think that's repulsive to them. my guess is that several months worth of continuous revelations along those fronts has damaged the president. >> sam, let me ask you about that. let's stick with the young voters and their growing apparent disapproval of the bristol-mye obama administration and the president himself. do you think, those that a larger part of their disenchantment with this particular president has to do with the fact when they get out of college they won't be able to afford a cell phone because there will be no job for them, because the economic landscape is so bleak for them? >> sure. i totally think that. that's very accurate. you know the thing is one time where the white house was doing well politically this past year was during the government shutdown. it's a weird way to say you're doing well when the entire government stops. i think young voters an
to congress when he said this on march 12. listen. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all on million attention or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. >> we know that's a lie, too. don't we? >> well, i don't know the details of what he's talking about. i haven't been in the loop on classified information since january of 09. i've been a big supporter of the nsa program. i think it's unfortunate that it got caught up in the irs scandal, which was a scandal. but nsa over the years has donnieman duty for us. i know the senator, i've got a lot of respect for him. i also met jim clapper when he was the air force intelligence officer in korea 25 years ago. so i don't know the details and i'm reluctant to judge it unless i know. >> on a separate note, do you feel like we're in retreat everywhere? you got china, the deal we're cutting in iran. we talked about the ukraine in the green room. what is the over-- what's the main difference in tenor from the administration left and the one now? >> i don't think that barak obama believes in the u.s. as an
, the irs targeting of advocacy groups, nsa overreach, if you like your health care you can keep it. >> the president ordered anwar al awlaki killed by drone strike. >> the president effectively enacted the dream act himself. >> the deep water drilling ban, mr. holder's attempt to criminal justice by enforcing our laws, mr. obama's ignoring immigration laws in many cases. >> what is that? ten reasons? here's a message for the gop, forget impeachment. go out and win an election. joining me now are ryan grim and goldie taylor. thank you goet for coming on the show tonight. >> thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> ryan, what do republicans hope to gain by talking about impeachment when they know it's not going to happen? >> well, people like congressman farenthold are people that think the president wasn't born here. that he's not legitimate and they want him out one way or another. they couldn't beat him in '08, couldn't beat him in 2012. he'll leave in 2016, but they're too impatient for that. this is something they'll be on i think until the day he finally leaves office. >> you kno
to be hassled with it. now they have a real problem. the nsa is going after their servers, going after their networks, so they're all rushing to encrypt the user data. they could have done that a long time ago. >> there is legislation that is pending right now that essentially is echoing what these eight tech giants now say they're pushing. do you see the tim cooks and mark zuckerbergs of the world, do you see them climbing the steps of congress to lobby for this? >> i haven't bumped into them in washington, at least not recently. >> not yet. >> i would like to see that happen, certainly, and we could use their support on some of the privacy bills, but again, i think we need to talk more about the amount of personal information that the companies themselves are collecting. that's the reason that the law enforcement agencies and the intelligence agencies go to them. they have the data. if they didn't collect so much data, they would be a less attractive target for the government agencies. >> mark, thank you. >>> the world of weather. it is messy out there for so many of you. air passeng
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